The Tattvasangraha [with commentary]

by Ganganatha Jha | 1937 | 699,812 words | ISBN-10: 8120800583 | ISBN-13: 9788120800588

This page contains verse 1799-1800 of the 8th-century Tattvasangraha (English translation) by Shantarakshita, including the commentary (Panjika) by Kamalashila: dealing with Indian philosophy from a Buddhist and non-Buddhist perspective. The Tattvasangraha (Tattvasamgraha) consists of 3646 Sanskrit verses; this is verse 1799-1800.

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration and English translation by Ganganath Jha:

अनन्यत्वेऽपि कारित्रं धर्मादव्यतिरेकतः ।
स्वरूपमिव धर्मस्य प्रसक्तं सार्वकालिकम् ॥ १७९९ ॥
ततश्चाध्वविभागोऽयं तद्वशान्न प्रकल्प्यते ।
न हि तस्य च्युतिः प्राप्तिरप्राप्तिर्वा विभागतः ॥ १८०० ॥

ananyatve'pi kāritraṃ dharmādavyatirekataḥ |
svarūpamiva dharmasya prasaktaṃ sārvakālikam || 1799 ||
tataścādhvavibhāgo'yaṃ tadvaśānna prakalpyate |
na hi tasya cyutiḥ prāptiraprāptirvā vibhāgataḥ || 1800 ||

If, on the other hand, the ‘activity’ is not different from the entity, then, being inseparable from the entity, it would be there at all times, just like the nature of the entity; and in that case, the division among the states could not be made on the basis of this activity; as there could be no such distinction as that between cessation, and non-attainment, of the said activity.—(1799-1800)

 

Kamalaśīla’s commentary (tattvasaṃgrahapañjikā):

If the Activity is held to be non-different from the Entity, then like the nature of things, it would be inseparable from the Entity; the Activity also would be something existing at all times; and in that case there could be no such distinction among states as that—that winch has ceased from activity is ‘Past’, that which is still active is ‘Present’, and that which has not yet attained Activity is ‘Future Because if the Activity were distinguishable into ‘attained’ and ‘not attained’,—then alone could the said distinction be possible; the said distinguishing however is not possible; because there can be no such distinction in the case of what is always present in the same form—(1799-1800)

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